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}}{{tnr}}'''Clyde Lemon''' was a candidate for the District 9 seat on the [[Houston Independent School District, Texas|Houston Independent School Board]]. He lost election of the seat to challengers [[Wanda Adams]] and [[Coretta Mallet-Fontenot]] on November 5, 2013. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall chose not to seek re-election of his seat.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Clyde Lemon''' was a candidate for the District 9 seat on the [[Houston Independent School District, Texas|Houston Independent School Board]]. He lost election of the seat to challenger [[Wanda Adams]] on November 5, 2013. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall chose not to seek re-election of his seat.  
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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====Endorsements====
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Lemon was not endorsed in this campaign.
  
 
====Funding====
 
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As of October 28, 2013, Lemon had received $3,750 in campaign contributions and expended $4,214.33.<ref>[http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/97596 ''Houston Independent School District,'' "2013 Trustee Elections - HISD Board of Education," Accessed November 14, 2013]</ref>
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Lemon began the race with an existing account balance of $1,166.76 from his previous campaign. He reported $3,750.00 in contributions and $4,214.33 in expenditures to the Houston Independent School District, which left his campaign with $702.43 on hand.<ref>[http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/97596 ''Houston Independent School District,'' "General Information," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==What was at stake?==
 
==What was at stake?==
Trustees made the decision in May 2013 to change the magnet school policy now say that some campuses will lose a combined $2.3 million in extra funding next year. HISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education from 2011 and a property tax rate that is about to go up to fund pay raises and the district's Apollo program.<ref>[http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=56553 Charles Kuffner, ''Off the Kuff,'' "Demagnetized," published October 19, 2013]</ref>
 
 
 
'''Five seats''' were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall decided not to run for re-election of District 9.
 
'''Five seats''' were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall decided not to run for re-election of District 9.
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HISD board members disagree on the best means of using scarce district resources to meet the various needs of the many students enrolled. Regardless of their debate over methodology, candidates from both districts agree that their top priority ought to be maintaining accountability and high standards for their districts. Houston ISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education imposed in 2011 and adjusting to a narrowly approved tax rate increase.<ref>[http://offthekuff.com/wp/?p=56553 Charles Kuffner, ''Off the Kuff,'' "Demagnetized," published October 19, 2013]</ref> The increase aims to help fund pay raises, as well as the district's Apollo reform program, which allows for specially hired tutors and longer school days.<ref>[http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/education/article/In-close-vote-HISD-approves-3-cent-tax-rate-4886818.php Ericka Mellon, ''The Houston Chronicle,'' "In close vote, HISD approves 3-cent tax rate increase," published October 11, 2013]</ref> Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall of Houston's District 9, did not seeking re-election and is currently under FBI criminal investigation for allegedly taking vendor money.<ref>[http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Longtime-HISD-trustee-opts-not-to-seek-re-election-4762819.php Ericka Mellon, ''The Houston Chronicle,'' "Longtime HISD trustee opts not to seek re-election," published August 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==About the district==
 
==About the district==
[[File:Harris County Houston.svg|200px|thumb|left|link=Houston Independent School District, Texas|Houston Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX]]Houston ISD is located in [[Houston, Texas]], which is also a seat of [[Harris County, Texas]]. According to the 2010 US Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.<ref name=Census>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4835000.html ''Quick Facts'' Accessed August 19, 2013]]</ref> Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.  
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[[File:Harris County Houston.svg|200px|thumb|left|link=Houston Independent School District, Texas|Houston Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX]]Houston ISD is located in [[Houston, Texas]], which is also a seat of [[Harris County, Texas]]. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.<ref name=Census>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4835000.html ''Quick Facts'' Accessed August 19, 2013]]</ref> Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.  
  
 
===Demographics===
 
===Demographics===
 
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, [[Houston, Texas|Houston]] underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.<ref name=Census/>
 
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, [[Houston, Texas|Houston]] underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.<ref name=Census/>
  
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Clyde Lemon
Clyde Lemon.jpeg
Board Member, Houston Independent School District, District 9
Former Candidate
Elections and appointments
Last election1997
First elected1995
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrairie View A & M University
J.D.Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Major
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Clyde Lemon was a candidate for the District 9 seat on the Houston Independent School Board. He lost election of the seat to challenger Wanda Adams on November 5, 2013. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall chose not to seek re-election of his seat.

Biography

Lemon grew up in northeast Houston and graduated from Smiley High School. He completed his Bachelor's degree at Prairie View A & M University. He earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps through the Navy ROTC program. Following graduation he was stationed at Quantico, Virginia and subsequently took command of a Combat Engineer platoon in Okinawa, Japan. Lemon previously served on the HISD school board from 1995 to 1997.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Houston Independent School District elections (2013)

Results

Houston Independent School District, District 9, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWanda Adams 71.2% 8,005
     Nonpartisan Clyde Lemon 18.1% 2,040
     Nonpartisan Coretta Mallet-Fontenot 10.7% 1,200
Total Votes 11,245
Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013

Endorsements

Lemon was not endorsed in this campaign.

Funding

Lemon began the race with an existing account balance of $1,166.76 from his previous campaign. He reported $3,750.00 in contributions and $4,214.33 in expenditures to the Houston Independent School District, which left his campaign with $702.43 on hand.[2]

1997

Houston Independent School District, District 9, General Election, 1997
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngClyde Lemon Incumbent 45% 10,110
     Nonpartisan Lawrence Marshall 30.8% 6,907
     Nonpartisan Mary W. Houston 24.2% 5,436
Total Votes 22,453


Houston Independent School District, District 9, Runoff Election, 1997
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Marshall 50.9% 11,717
     Nonpartisan Clyde Lemon Incumbent 49.1% 11,317
Total Votes 23,034

Campaign themes

Lemon stated that his motivation for running is putting the children first, and not allowing "distractions to interfere with the focus of being an advocate for the academic success of all the students of our school district."[3]

What was at stake?

Five seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Those seats were for Districts 1, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall decided not to run for re-election of District 9.

HISD board members disagree on the best means of using scarce district resources to meet the various needs of the many students enrolled. Regardless of their debate over methodology, candidates from both districts agree that their top priority ought to be maintaining accountability and high standards for their districts. Houston ISD is still struggling with the deep budget cuts in public education imposed in 2011 and adjusting to a narrowly approved tax rate increase.[4] The increase aims to help fund pay raises, as well as the district's Apollo reform program, which allows for specially hired tutors and longer school days.[5] Longtime incumbent Lawrence Marshall of Houston's District 9, did not seeking re-election and is currently under FBI criminal investigation for allegedly taking vendor money.[6]

About the district

Houston Independent School District is located in Harris County, TX
Houston ISD is located in Houston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.[7] Alief encompasses 36.6 square miles near the southeastern Texas border.

Demographics

In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.[7]

Racial Demographics, 2010[7]
Race Houston city (%) Texas (%)
White 50.5 70.4
Hispanic or Latino 43.8 37.6
Black or African American 23.7 11.8
Asian 6.0 3.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.7
Two or More Races 3.3 2.7

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